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Transcribed and submitted to TheShipsList by Robert Janmaat, Adelaide, from a variety of sources, cited below.
Return to SA Passenger Lists,1847-1886

ship Magdelana, 870 tons, Captain Brenton, from Plymouth 11th October 1854, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 16th January 1855

South Australian Register Wednesday 17th January 1855

Tuesday January 16th, 1855:- the ship Magdelana, 870 tons, Brenton, Master, from Plymouth October 11th [1854], Doutty, Heward and Co., Agents.
Passengers: Mrs. Gibson ; Mr. & Mrs. Symonds ; Mr. J. Bury, surgeon-superintendent in the cabin and the following emigrants in the steerage. . . .
2nd ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1855 ; 6 births and 4 deaths on the passage ; John Carleton Bury, surgeon-superintendent.

ship Magdelana
Sailed from Plymouth on the 11th October and arrived on the 16th January, having been ninety eight days at sea. She landed in the Colony 326 souls. Four deaths and six births occurred before disembarkation. There were seventy nine young women on board, almost all of whom were Irish. The people were brought out in very good order.
 
The South Australian Government Gazette 1866 p. 88
Name Age Date of Death Cause of Death Where buried
Howell, Adam 45 October 28th 1854 Inflammation of brain at sea
Catteron, William H.
(Cattran)
1 November 7th 1854 Diarrhoea at sea
Hitt, Thomas
(Hill)
10mo. November 27th 1854 Scrofula at sea
Rippen, Hannah 23 days December 31st 1854 Diarrhoea at sea
         
Surgeon Superintendent Report
Name of Mother   Date of Birth Sex of Infant  
Jenkin, Rebecca   December 16th, 1854 female - Mary  
         
         
         
         
         

note: where maiden name of wife is indicated, it has been included in the given name column within ( ) ; the passenger list comprises three sections arranged alphabetically, i families, ii single men, iii single women & children ; transcriber notes in italics

Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Families
Barker James 22 - 73/2 n/a  
  Jane (Cassidy) 20        
Bate Walter 40 Miner 93/2 Liskeard, Cornwall  
  Rachel 39        
Bray William 27 - - England  
  Mary 29        
  William 1        
Callaghan Michael 24 Labourer 227/2 Ireland  
  Mary 25        
  Mary inf        
Cattran Thomas 49 Farmer 251/1 n/a  
  Honor 44        
  Elizabeth 11        
  William 1       died at sea, Nov. 7
Champion Richard 52 Candle Maker 256/2 St. Gluvias, Cornwall  
  Ann (Banfield) 54        
  Ellen 12        
  Agnes 10        
Champion Francis Henry 33 Soap & Candle Maker 256/1 St. Gluvias, Cornwall  
  Jane 31        
  Anne 1        
Champion James Banfield 26 Shoemaker 256/2 St. Gluvias, Cornwall  
  Mary 25        
  Catherine inf        
Ching George 38 - 269/3 Devon ?  
  Jane 32        
  Sabrina 11        
Colliver Joseph 21 Farmer 302/2 Cornwall  
  Harriet (Pendar) 19        
Connolly Bernard 22 Farmer 307/3 n/a  
  Mary (McShane) 23        
Crocker William 25 - - n/a  
  Jane 20        
Eddy Richard 24 - - n/a  
  Mary 18        
Edwards Samuel 39 - - n/a  
  Mary 37        
  Joseph 10        
Finch Richard 44 Farmer 499/2 Tormoham, Devon  
  Jane 41        
  George 12        
  Edwin Nichols inf       1851 census, age 1
Ford Henry 31 Labourer 517/3 Ermington, Devon  
  Sarah (Stoneman) 31        
  William H. 3        
  George 1        
Ford Robert 30 Sawyer - Plymouth St. Andrew, Devon  
  Mary 27        
  Elizabeth / Emma 2        
Freeman Robert 46 - - n/a  
  Martha 38        
George John 31 - - n/a  
  Elizabeth 32        
  William 8        
  Elizabeth 5        
  John 3        
  George inf        
Hine / Hines Robert 38 Mason 744/2 Plymouth Charles The Martyr, Devon  
  Jane 32        
  Maria 7        
  John R. 3        
  Mary inf        
Hill / Hitt Thomas 32 - - n/a Devon ?
  Anne 30        
  Anne 2        
  Thomas inf       died at sea, Nov. 27
Holloway Charles 30 Farmer 756/2 Frome, Somerset  
  Sarah 31        
  Frank 8        
Howell Adam 43 - - n/a died at sea, Oct. 28
  Jane 40        
Jenkin Charles 21 - - Lewannick, Cornwall  
  Rebecca (Coombe) 23        
  Mary inf       born at sea, Dec. 16
Jenkin John 21 - - Lewannick, Cornwall  
  Anne (Coombs) 20        
Knuckey John 25 - - n/a  
  Mary 23        
Lang John 35 - - n/a  
  18        
Mara Helen 22 - - n/a single parent
  Anna 9        
  James 7        
  Hannah 30        
Matthews William 30 - - n/a  
  Mary -3        
  Thomas 7        
  Henry 2        
  Mary inf        
Martin Thomas 30 Miner - Stythians, Cornwall  
  Grace 39        
Monaghan Arthur 44 - - n/a  
  Mary 43        
  Patrick 26   1127/1    
  Thomas 18        
  Arthur 14        
  John 11        
  Catherine 9        
  Peter 2   1127/1    
Moon William 31 Miner - Kenwyn, Cornwall  
  Ellen 31        
Morgan William 42 - - [Wales]  
  Mary 40        
  Howell 13        
Morris David 24 - - Monmouth, Wales  
  Ann (Williams) 23        
  Thomas 1        
Morris Henry 27 - - [Wales]  
  Selina n/a        
Murch James 36 Quarryman 1152/1 Tormoham, Devon  
  Elizabeth 41        
  John 12        
  Hannah 8        
  Elizabeth 5        
  Margaret 2        
Murphy Michael 44 - - n/a  
  Mary 34        
  Catherine 18        
  Ellen 12        
  Caroline 7        
  Norr ? 4        
  Michael inf        
Osborne John 28 - - n/a  
  Elizabeth 27        
Parnell Ambrose 32 - - n/a  
  Catherine (Seale) 3-        
Pascoe George 38 Miner - Ludgvan, Cornwall  
  Elizabeth 35        
  John 9        
  Thomas 6        
Pascoe G— 26 - - [Cornwall]  
  Elizabeth 23        
  Elizabeth inf        
Pascoe Francis 39 Warehouseman - Phillack, Cornwall  
  Jane 39        
  Richard Thomas 11        
  Jane 8        
  William 3        
  John T. or F. 17        
  Elizabeth J. 15        
  Honor R. 14        
Pascoe James n/a - - [Cornwall]  
  Elizabeth 31        
  Charles 10        
  Mary 8        
Perrett Charles 35 Ladies Shoe Maker - Devizes St. John, Wiltshire  
  Ann 34        
  Edwin 13       1851 census, age 10
  William 10       1851 census, age 4
  Sarah J. 7       1851 census, age 7
  Harriet 4       1851 census, age 1
  Charles inf        
Piper James 35 - - n/a  
  Grace 26        
Price George T. 41 Labourer 1310/1 Tormoham, Devon 1851 census, age 38
  Sally (Gibbins / Gibbings) 38       1851 census, age 29
Gibbings John 13 son     1851 census, age 9
Price Mary 9        
  Sarah / Anna 7       1851 census, age 5
  Emma 3       1851 census, age 4 mo.
  George inf        
Repper Thomas Henry 21 - - Perranzabuloe, Cornwall  
  Harriet Ann (Pearce) 18        
Robert M. 23 - - n/a  
  P. 24        
  E. inf        
Rogers David 33 Miner 1377/3 Cornwall  
  Elizabeth (Vivian) 31        
  John 10        
  Ann 8        
Saunders Edward 48 - - n/a  
  Phoebe 48        
Searle George 28 - - n/a  
  Catherine 21        
Sexton Maurice 33 Labourer 1466/2 n/a  
  Mary (Shea) 32        
Short William 41 - - n/a  
  Mary 44        
  James 14        
  Elizabeth 12        
  Samuel 11        
  John 9        
  Thomas 7        
Smith J. 37 - - n/a  
  Mary 32        
  Mary 10        
  Elizabeth 8        
  Sarah 3        
  Thomas 1        
Smithers Samuel 46 - - n/a  
  Jane 45        
Stepens Robert 25 - - n/a  
  Mary 25        
  6        
  inf        
Thornton Matthew 43 - - n/a  
  Ellen 40        
  Mary 12        
  Matthew 10        
  Fanny 7        
  Peter 2        
Tredgean Henry 22 - - n/a  
  Jane 21        
Tregelan Henry 20 - - n/a  
  Eliza 25        
Tregenza John 23 Schoolmaster 1618/2 n/a  
  Mary 22        
Vinnard / Viniard John 25 Miner - Tywardreath, Cornwall  
  Elizabeth 25        
Vinnard / Viniard William 27 Miner 1649/2 Tywardreath, Cornwall  
  Mary Ann (Thomas) 23        
  Elizabeth 1        
Williams David 25 - - n/a  
  Elizabeth 20        
  Jane inf        
Williams John 37 Sawyer 1718/2 Redruth, Cornwall  
  Honor (Clark) 33        
  John H. 13        
  Thomas 9        
  Henry 4        
 
Names Age Occupation B-index Residence Remarks
Last Given
Single Men
Andrew William 19        
Andrews George 21        
Anster / Austin Henry 24 Labourer 33/2 Cornwall  
Bastian James 22        
Bryant Thomas 19        
Butson / Button Thomas 21        
Chenoweth Thomas 22        
Finch John 14     Tormoham, Devon with parents
Freeman M. (William ?) 17       with parents ?
Freeman E. (George) 16       with parents ?
Harvey William 23        
Head Benjamin 20        
Jennings John 22        
Lean William 20        
Linnaine Patrick 22        
Morgan William 18        
Nolan John 25        
Parsons John James 27        
Pascoe James 15     [Cornwall] with family
Pascoe John 17     [Cornwall] with family
Pascoe John 17     [Cornwall] with family
Polkinghorn E. 18     [Cornwall]  
Polkinghorn John 25     [Cornwall]  
Saunders Edward 18        
Saunders William 22        
Snell William 23        
Stephens George 30        
Taylor John 22        
Tonkin James 21        
Trevelyn Joshua 30        
 
Single Women
Barrett Mary 23        
Bate Jane n/a     Liskeard, Cornwall 1851 census, age 14 | with parents
Brown Margaret 20        
Brown Mary 33        
Brownlee Mary 22        
Bryan / Byrn Anne n/a        
Buckley Cecelia 21        
Callaghan Eliza 26        
Carter Jane 19        
Casey Jane 22        
Cassedy Judith 20       Cassidy
Champion Elizabeth 19     St. Gluvias, Cornwall with parents
Champion Mary 16     St. Gluvias, Cornwall with parents
Clarke Bridget n/a        
Clooney Catherine 18        
Cogan Ann 21        
Colliver Mary 25        
Conroy Sarah 16        
Cramer Catherine 18        
Cramer Mary 16        
Delowry Ann 21        
Divan / Dinan Margaret 28        
Donohugh Bridget 19        
Doyle Margaret 20        
Edgecombe Jane 19        
Edgecombe Mary 21        
Galvin ? Honora n/a        
Garlick Emma 20        
Hannah Bridget 19        
Hemmingway Hannah 19        
Hemmingway Margaret 21        
Keely Johanna 22        
Kent Jane 22        
Kilkelly Bridget 17        
Kilkelly Margaret 21        
Leonards Bridget 18        
Leonards Mary 20        
Lynch Mary Ann 19        
Mahoney Catherine 23        
Mahoney Margaret 22        
McCarthy Ellen 26        
McCreeley Anne 28        
McGahan Nancy 10 child     with Barker family ?
McNamara Anne 27        
Monagahn Mary 22       Managan
Mulrooney Margaret 22       Molroney
Nealons Rose 24        
Nehill Mary 24        
Neill Mary 26        
Nolan Bridget 20        
Nolan Theresa 21        
O'Brien Margaret 23        
O'Neill Mary 20        
Pardew Sarah 21        
Pascoe Elizabeth 20     [Cornwall] with family
Porter Sarah 18        
Q— Sarah 29        
Riordan Catherine 20        
Ruby Eliza 21   1399/3    
Ruth Mary 19   1407/1   Rush
Ryan Margaret 28        
Saunders Caroline 17        
Saunders Eliza 15        
Saunders Elizabeth 26        
Saunders Honora 14        
Saunders Mary 20        
Short Anne 17        
Short Mary 16        
Slattery Margaret 26        
Talbot Ellen 22        
Thornton Alice 14        
Thornton Bridget 18        
Walsh Honora 28        
Wheelan Catherine 20        
Williams Jane 21        
Decourcey ? Anne n/a        

Sources: State Library South Australia, official passenger lists, mainly of immigrants arriving in South Australia under United Kingdom assisted passage schemes, 1847-1886 GRG 35/48a (formely ACC 313); Sydney Shipping Gazette; South Australian Register; The South Australian Government Gazette; GRG 35/48/2 Crown lands and Immigrant ships papers; Biographical index SA 1836-1885 (the B-index column indicates individuals who may be found in that index, with corresponding reference number for further research) ; FreeBMD ; 1851 UK census'

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